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Much Ado About Nothing - (1623 play), by Shakespeare - Signet Classic image

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An man works to undermine his brother's happiness by meddling with his son's marriage. Also two smart people dual with words.

A pretty good book, though my reading of the Signet Classic was seriously interrupted by footnotes. Not because of the shifting up/down to read them, but because the footnotes are crammed all together. Given that this book is 1/4 commentary, axing one for clearer footnotes would have been amazing. Maybe another edition will be better. I intend to collect many of this particular play.



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https://synfig.org/

A cross-platform open-source animation program.

I didn't want to deal with Blender, so I checked this out for simple animations. So far, so good. Even at a glance it could have been done far better, but maybe I can make do.



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I darken its background colour
I darken its background colour

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Chocolatey: babun
https://babun.github.io/

A customized Cygwin for Linux on Windows: Zsh, Bash, git and other Linux software, all pre-configured.

Can install other software provided by Cygwin.

  • 712, 774 - apparently abandoned, last updated 2016-05-02.

    • The main contributors are still alive, I see them posting on their Twitters.
    • I'll likely move to pure Cygwin, and get my common applications installed. That should be easy, but who the hell knows with Linux.

My configuration specific to Babun is currently scattered throughout my git repository, just findinall Babun (using my findinall() )



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Conan the Barbarian - (1982 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082198/
http://www.universalstudiosentertainment.com/conan-the-barbarian/

With the power of Nietzsche, a barbarian-turned-warrior seeks revenge on those who killed his people.

I love it, but I'm biased because of this movie's significant influence on my early self.

Being "from back in the day", this movie is unashamedly-specific about its audience.

More recent sword-and-sorcery movies are watered-down to broaden their audience. Think The Lord of the Rings, which is a phenomenal movie in its own right, but its stark contrast has pushed movies like this one into a "classic" sub-genre. To fans of the recent movies, this one will seem crude.

For fans of the classic style, I'm confident in strongly recommending this. I think it stands out as good, and won't need to be considered "good, but only because of its historical significance".

  1. Conan the Barbarian - (1982 movie)
  2. Conan the Destroyer - (1984 movie)



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Commando - (1985 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/

An ex-commando's daughter is kidnapped in a ploy to have him help overthrow a foreign government, but this single father will instead fight to rescue her.

This is a movie that gets to the god damned point. It's full of tension and action, and every other line is memorable. It holds up exceptionally well, only being unsurprisingly limited by the lack of mobile phones in 1985.

I really hope you like steel drums.



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As Good as It Gets - (1997 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119822/

A quirky and grating writer finds himself pulled into the lives of ordinary people.

A really great, well-rounded, unique movie, especially for guys, as it has a single moment of clarity that will help them understand women.



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Highlander - (1986 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091203/
www.Highlander-Official.com (archived)

A centuries-old man is embroiled in a sword-fight between other immortals.

This is one of those movies which forged my young self, but I cannot recommend to others. It definitely feels dated, and I doubt its ideas would be particularly shaping to others compared to the other movies created since this one.



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That borg-eye is never seen.
That borg-eye is never seen.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/
http://www.uphe.com/movies/12-monkeys

From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.

A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.



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The Man with One Red Shoe - (1985 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089543/

As part of a delaying tactic for an internal power struggle at the Central Intelligence Agency, an everyman is pointed out as a pawn to be followed as a delaying tactic.

A fantastic, classic, movie. It's simple and with a light tone. I don't think it's particularly recommendable now, but I still like it.



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Weird Science - (1985 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090305/
http://www.highschoolmovies.com/

Two young losers somehow make a hot woman who has magical powers.

One of the fundamental parts of this movie involves some really terrifyingly-old technology. Even back then it was comical. If that can be excused, the rest of this holds up perfectly.

So with that out of the way, I can highly recommend this. I know my nostalgia must cloud my judgement, but I still think it would be a fun movie for a first-timer. It's bubblegum.



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